Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Haleigh Cummings: 911 Call and SCAN

A 911 call is a form of communication; therefore, it is subject to the principles of SCAN, the Scientific Content Analysis taught by Avinoam Sapir, from LSI.  SCAN link.

Haleigh Cummins has now been missing for more than 4 years, and as we look back on the case, we find indicators of deception, from the earliest moments.

Statement Analysis: Misty 911 Call
911 transcript for missing Haleigh Cummings .

911: “911, what’s your emergency”

Misty Croslin: “Hi…umm…I just woke up…and our backdoor was wide open and I think…and I can’t find our daughter

Note the call begins with a greeting.  SCAN teaches us to view the "expected" versus the "unexpected" in preparation for analysis.  We deal with the "unexpected" for analysis.

In a 911 call of a missing child, a greeting is not expected.  We are now confronted with the "unexpected" in SCAN.

Note the order in which she speaks. SCAN teaches that Order is important to note for the purpose of priority. Whether it is the chronological order in which you name your children, your siblings, or even the names of friends, order has reason. It an "excited utterance", order speaks directly of the importance.

Here, Misty tells the 911 operator 3 things:

1. That she was asleep. This is the single most important element for the caller: that the police know she was asleep and has now just woke up.  This speaks to alibi building.

2. That "our backdoor was wide open".

Notice that the 2nd most important thing for the police to know is about the backdoor being wide open. Misty says "our" backdoor; not "the" backdoor.

SCAN teaches us to confront the unexpected.

Pronoun gives us ownership. "the backdoor" would be a common phrase used by any caller since the caller is from the residence. For Misty, the most important fact for the police to know is that she was sleeping; secondly, that the backdoor was open; not just the backdoor, but "our" backdoor, plural.

There appears to be a need to share.

The backdoor was not just open, but "wide" open, giving emphasis.

3. Thirdly, and lastly, she reports a missing child.

It is commonsense to suppose that if your child was missing, it would be the very first thing out of your mouth. It is a reflex by not only a parent, but a step parent, a relative, a caretaker, a babysitter. In Misty Croslin's mind, it is low on the list of priority.

This is the application of SCAN principles to a 911 call.

Why did Misty say "our daughter"?

Again, SCAN gives us the possible answers.

When a parent says "our" daughter, or "our" son, this is an indicator that a step parent, (or step caretaker, foster, adoptive child, etc) is likely involved. When biological parents speak, it is not the norm (the expected) for them to say "our daughter" as they, even when speaking together, still use the natural, "my" daughter.

The exception may be when parents have already discussed divorce and will lead, eventually, to step parenting because one of the parents may have been involved with another love interest.  Another time we see "our" daughter is when two parents are speaking, together, as one.  It is not the expected in a 911 call.

President Clinton, after the Monica Lewinsky scandal, said he need to repair things with his mother, his wife, and "our daughter"; a strong indication that he and Hillary had discussed divorce. (Another strong indication at that time was the black eye that President Clinton sported after he told the country that his definition of sexual relations was not the same as most others; Hillary included).

Why did Misty rely upon the plural in both "our back door" and "our daughter"?

Had Misty already considered herself a step parent, it makes sense. She said, "them kids loved me like they was my own..." (past tense language noted).

But why "our" door? The norm would not have been "my back door" unless the person lived alone. Even then, the common: "the door".

Christopher Dilliham's book references the need to share guilt found in pronouns; something parents of teens are well familiar with.

Note: When someone says "I must make the bed", they are likely married. When someone says they must make "my bed" they are likely single. When a married person says, "I must make my bed" they may be headed for divorce and might be already taking ownership of the bed. For married couples, "the" is the norm. "The" dog is a family dog, but "my" dog is taken care of by one person more than the others.  SCAN teaches that pronouns are instinctive, and exempt from the principle of personal, subjective, internal dictionary.

Since Misty is in her residence, it is a red flag that she does not use the norm.

This leads to the question: why?

Could it be that Misty Croslin had been coached? This would explain the plural use here and with "our" daughter.  Some consider that this was a rehearsed call, worked on with the father, Ronald Cummings, of whom she had spoken to already.

Misty also began a sentence with "I think..." but did not complete it. Fragmented sentences show stress as they are fragmented thoughts. What did she think? Was an explanation of what she thinks happened about to follow?

911: “you can’t find what?”

Misty Croslin:”our daughter”

Misty revisits the plural language of step parenting, or a prepared or coached call.

911:” OK, what’s your address?

Misty Croslin: “(inaudible)”

911: “OK, what’s the numerical?”

Misty Croslin: “The numerical…what’s that?”

911: “the number…green lane?”

Misty Croslin: “Yes”

911: “OK when did you last see her?”

Misty Croslin: “Um, we like just, you know…it was about 10 o’clock- she was sleeping- I was cleaning…

Here is another indicator of deception. The 911 operator asked about the last time Misty saw Haleigh. This is a sensitive question. Misty was asked when was the last time "you" saw her. Misty is unable to take ownership and begins with "um" stalling to think (a parent on high alert has adrenaline pumping overtime and has VIVID recall) and then weakens her statement with "we like just", "you know" ("you know" is often a phrase, but it is also employed to convince rather than report. This is supposed to be an informative call; not an editorialized story nor a building of an alibi. Misty began the call building her alibi; not reporting)

Misty said she was sleeping, but did not answer the question precisely, but immediatley changed the subject back away from the missing child to herself:

"I was cleaning"

SCAN teaches that unnecessary information is to be deemed doubly important to the analyst.  What purpose is there to tell the 911 operator that she was "cleaning" when there is a missing little girl?  This may be that she is attempting to portray herself in a positive light; showcasing the need for such a portrayal.

"Water" in analysis.

NOTE: cleaning, laundry, bathing, showering, washing of hands: when enter into a statement further exploration for sexual abuse must begin, as these phrases are commonly used in cases where sexual abuse has taken place. In a child's language (or an adult recalling childhood abuse) we often have the mentioning of blankets, coverings, opening of doors, and closing of doors.

What would Misty's cleaning have to do with Haleigh's disappearance. This is building of an alibi for Misty, even if it does not appear sensible. Look at the number of sentences that Misty spoke reporting a missing child.

How many sentences were about the missing child?
How many sentences were about Misty?

911: “OK- how old is your daughter?”

Misty Croslin: “She’s five”

911: “Ok…what was she last seen wearing? Maam…”

Misty Croslin: “She was in her pajamas- she was sleeping…”

Misty mentions now, for the 2nd time, that Haleigh was sleeping. The question was answered, but additional information is given. When information appears unimportant, in Statement Analysis, we consider it doubly important. It is vital that the 911 operator understand, from Misty's viewpoint, that Haleigh was sleeping.

I believe from Misty's emphasis that Haleigh was, at this time, not sleeping. For Misty, Haleigh being asleep is too important. I do not believe that Haleigh was dead at this point.

911: “OK…alright…You said your back door was wide open?”

Note the reflective language; the operator reflects back the language to the subject.

Misty Croslin: “yes- it was bricked- there was a brick on the floor…when I was asleep it was not like that.”
Here, in Misty's language, enters a brick. "it was bricked"; not "it was open" nor even "it was held open by a brick". For Misty, being "bricked" means the brick had control over the door. But as quickly as Misty mentions the door and the brick, she immediatley states again that she, Misty, was alseep, and that at that time, there was nothing "bricked". I believe that this language may suggest the manner in which Haleigh died or was disposed of. It is in Misty's language for good reason.

When Texas Equasearch Tim Miller went to Casey Anthony's home, Cindy would not cooperate with the search, as she insisted Caylee was alive. "George and I don't believe Caylee's in the woods, or anything". Caylee was found less than a half mile from her house, in the woods. "George and I" rather than she, herself, reduces committment to the statement, as she does not wish to own this statement alone. The "woods" was in her mind likely because she knew that Caylee's remains were out in the woods, subject to wild animals and bug life.

*Is this the brick (s) used to weigh down the body thrown into water?

911: Ok…the back door…listen to me…your back door was wide open…what are you talking about a brick?”

Misty Croslin: “(inaudible)”

911: “what is a brick?”

Misty Croslin: “it’s almost like– on the stairs- we have a walkway…”

911:” uh huh….and there was a brick laying there?”

Misty Croslin: “yes…it’s still there”

Misty identifies the cinder block for the 911 operator. She now identifies where a block may be found, at the crime scene.

(background) tell them they’ve better come on…

911: “we’ve got em coming- tell him we’ve got them coming”

Misty Croslin: “they’re coming”

911: “Ok what’s the color of your house ma’am?

Misty Croslin: “blue”

911: “blue, OK

OK- what does she look like? How tall is she? Give me some description of her.”

Misty Croslin: “How tall she she? Like long hair like curly…with curls..

Misty answers a question with a question, meaning that this is a senstive question to her and she needs time to think. Even with Turner's Syndrome and doctor appointments, Misty likely does not know Haleigh's height and weight. The parent that brings a child repeatedly to a doctor knows this instantly. Usually one parent knows and the other doesn't, as both generally cannot make regular doctor appointments, but Haleigh was a special needs child and the height and weight is likely taken at every appointment. Misty will struggle if asked for specifics. Misty does not answer how tall she is, nor eye color, or hair color. All she can say is that her hair is curly. This is the excited utterance and reference for Misty: seeing Haleigh's curly hair. Was Haleigh wounded in the head? Was the head used to attach a brick? Was she hit with a brick and "shut up" by someone? Was she face down in the bed with curly hair showing? Curly hair is the answer Misty gives to how tall is Haleigh. This is what was in her mind.

911: “long curls…what color?”

Misty Croslin: “(inaudible)”

911:” ok- what color hair? Brown hair?”

Misty Croslin: “Yes…oh my gosh….”
The 911 operator struggles to get answers. Misty appears to be in a panic over these questions, but was not in a panic when she first reported Haleigh missing. These are specific questions but they are not difficult questions. The 911 operator is now asking compound questions; likely out of frustration. Compound questions are to be avoided. They allow the subject to answer any question that is easist to answer. It is often done by television hosts who enjoy hearing their own voice more than the answers by the subject. Here, it is a sign of frustration as questions are not being answered in a timely manner.

The lack of height and the hair issue. Sounds to me the last thing she saw was someone carrying Haleigh out the door in their arms, limp, with her hair hanging down.

Leads me to still think Haleigh ingested something, Misty told Ronald this, she wanted to take the child to the hospital, he said no, then Haleigh died. Maybe Ronald did try to call her and maybe she didn't want to pick up because she didn't know how to tell Ronald his kid was dead.

I wonder if someone was dropping off drugs while Ronald was at work and he blames them for leaving them in the house assessible to Haleigh.

911: “OK- how tall is she about? Or how much does she weigh…do you know that?”

Misty Croslin: “huh?”

911: “about how tall or how much she weigh?”

Misty Croslin: “24 sounds about right- I don’t know- she’s not that tall….”

911: “OK-wait- tell your husband we’ve got them coming, ok?”

Misty Croslin: “OK”

911: “How much does she weigh- do you know?”

Misty Croslin: “huh?”

The 911 Operator gets it. She understands now that Misty does not know and she must slow down and ask questions in a more simpler fashion. Do you know?? This shows te frustration.

Misty has yet to answer the specific questions about Haleigh, even though the 911 operator has been asking repeatedly. Misty is in a sensitive area. She was able to report the open door, the brick, and sleeping, without a problem. Now the focus is solely upon Haleigh and Misty is stumbling badly. If it was nerves, it would have showed itself from the beginning. Misty's responses are distinctly troubled now.

911: “How much does she weigh?”The 911 operator skillfully goes back to simple questions; one at a time. She is not going to get "she's about 4' tall, 41 lbs, blue eyes and brown hair" from Misty Croslin, as she would have from any parent, step parent, aunt, uncle, friend, or babysitter.

Misty Croslin: “um…like 40-50 pounds- 60 pounds?

911: “40-60 pounds?”

Misty Croslin: “yeah”

This is a huge spread for a 5 year old child, who has Turner's Syndrome, has to be under a doctor's care, and is tiny due to her growth problems. 40 lbs is one answer, but 60 lbs is a large percentage swing. It would be like saying that an adult female is between 120 lbs and 180 lbs. It is not credible, as a parent could attest. For a parent, who's tiny child may be 41 lbs, a jump of 10 percent would be a reason to celebrate; as it is noteworthy, given her condition.

911: “OK- let me get your name and phone number. Spell your last name…

spell your last name?

Was your back door locked do you know?”

Misty Croslin: “Yes…(inaudible)”

Ronald Cummings: “Man, I need somebody to get here now!”

This is a more normal response, "I" first person singular. The first person singular is what we would expect to hear from a biological parent, from the beginning.  He needs someone down here; not Haleigh needs help.

911: “OK, let me speak to him…”

Ronald Cummings: “I just got home from work, my five-year-old daughter is gone- I need someone here now.”

Ronald says 3 things also. The order is important. What is first and foremost in the mind of Ronald Cummings that he wishes the police to know?

1. That he was at work ,and just came home.
2. his 5 year old daughter is missing.
3. He (singular) needs someone (unspecified) to come to his home.  He does not ask for help for Haleigh.

911: “OK, listen to me…listen to me…we’ve got two officers…”

Ronald Cummings: “if I find whoever has my daughter before you all do, I’m killing them…I don’t care- I will spend the rest of my life in prison….you can put that on the recording…I don’t care.”

This is understandable for any parent who believes his child is kidnapped; to see vengence. It is only problematic for the reason that we do not know that Haleigh has been kidnapped. How does he not know that she simply walked off? Most kids are found near the home, wandering away. Is it the open door that leads him to believe a kidnapping has occured?

He makes a fatalistic sounding statement: He will spend the rest of his life in prison. Why? For killing? Isn't Florida the death penalty? Does he think a jury might not have mercy on a father who rescued his kidnapped child?


does he have reason to believe that he will spend the rest of his life in prison? Why did this unusual statement cross his mind?

Is Ronald just beside himself with grief? It would appear that he is aware that the 911 call is being recorded and it is important enough for him to not only think it, but to actually speak it to the 911 operator. Is Ronald Cummings thinking that he is going to get life in prison? Why? Is he wild with anxiety over a missing child, or is he burning with anger?

When a child is reported missing by family who is not involved in the disappearance, the family is reported to be in a state of shock and even denial, for a period of time. The innocent do act like the parents who take polygraphs immediately, answer quesitons quickly and honestly, and then go out and search without delay. They appear to be almost like andrenaline junkies who's survival hormones and protective capacities are on full alert and have all the energy in the world to run and search for their child. They are often coached by law enforcement to sit still while others search, stay near the phone, and provide as much information as possible.

Ronald is not in the shock stage and has moved way past denial and is now seeking vengence. What does he know that he speaks this early in the case, of vengeance?

911: “It’s OK sir, we’ve got them on the way…ok- can you give me…what kind of description of pajamas was she wearing? “

Ronald Cummings: “I don’t f%$ know!”

Cummings:” Hello”

911:” OK sir let me just talk to your wife. Let me get some information from her. “

Misty: (inaudible) crying. “I don’t wanna…(inaudible)”

We don't know what Misty said, but by judging how she did under specific questions, it is not unreasonable for her to say "I don't wanna talk to them again!" meaning the 911 operator. Misty was fine when giving her possibly prepared speech, but when it came to questions, she buckled and couldn't even give a simple, basic and general description of Haleigh. Misty has the exact opposite reaction of a parental rush of adrenaline: she doesn't want to talk; she doesn't want to assist. Misty has a reason not to help locate Haleigh Cummings.

911: “Can I talk to her? OK”

Misty: “inaudible”

Cummings: (inaudible, in background ) “Where my daughter at?”

Is Ronald asking this presupposing that Misty knows where Haleigh is?

911:” Ma’am. OK listen I need you to answer some questions. Does the door look like it was pried open?”

Misty:” Umm… (inaudible)”

911 Operator is frustrated by this point and begins to make mistakes. She is actually coaching Misty on how to answer. This is why we ask open ended questions and seek to NOT introduce language to the subject: let her speak her own words at all times. Direct quesitons teach a subject to lie; as we teach them what WE know, and where WE are going with our questioning.

911: “Does it look like you had to sorta…like someone tried to enter your house.”

Misty: “Umm. Hold On.”

Does she need to check with Ronald to see if this line is where she wants to go? Why would she need affirmation? She already said the back door was "bricked" open.

911:” And another thing, make sure you and your husband don’t touch the door anymore. Don’t mess with the door or anything. “

Misty: “No it doesn’t. “

It isn't what? We don't know. Misty did not answer questions as they were asked, as simple as they were. "it doesn't" what? We don't know the answer. We can guess: "it doesn't look like someone tried to enter?" We do know that Misty appeared to need Ronald's guidance for an answer to another simple question; much like we saw on the TV interview where Misty, unable to answer, just looked up to Ronald for guidance.

911: “it doesn’t look like it is?”

Misty: “No”

911: “Ok, now listen, tell your husband, do not touch anything- because we are going to get a k-9 out there”

Misty: “ok….she said don’t touch anything because they are bringing a k-9 out here”

Ronald Cummings: “they better bring f’ing something out here- because if I get my hands on that mother f’er I’m going to kill him…I don’t give a f%*)@# about prison…mother F’ing prison doesn’t scare me.”

Ronald is a violent man and is speaking his own language. This is his norm; his way of life. He threatens the "whoever" has his daughter, he threatens the police, and reiterates that he is going to prison.

Why would a distraught, disbelieving, shocked father of a five year old child continue to speak about prison?

"Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh"/

It is fair to ask yourself, how would I handle this? Would you be threatening? Would you have the bravado to say that prison doesn't frighten you? Would you even be thinking of prison, or being unafraid, or anything other than your missing child?

For innocent parents who find their children have gone missing? It is shock, and disbelief. Their hope sometimes continues even into denial, when they learn their child is deceased. Then they grieve, but anger is not the initial response.

Ronald is way past shock, disbelief, denial, and energetic searching. He is angry and his mind continues to go back to prison.

911:” ok, we understand- we’ve got them on the way

What’s her name…{redacted}…how do you spell her first name…{redacted}…what’s her middle name? …{redacted}. And the spelling of the last name is? …{redacted}.”

Misty: “well, that’s my last name”

911: “What’s her date of birth?

This question is too much for Misty Croslin. What every parent would know, immediatley, is not for Misty even though she, on the same day said, "I loved that little girl like she was my own." Not only did she speak of a missing child in the past tense (an indicator that Misty knew already that Haleigh was dead) but that Misty was likely, and sadly, telling the truth. She likely would have raised a child in the manner of neglect that her parents raised her. I wouldn't be stunned to learn that Misty's father didn't know Misty's own date of birth.

Ronald Cummings: “i’m going to f’ing kill somebody”

Ron has made this abundantly clear. He is all about the rage and anger and is actually not convincing people he is a distraught dad, but is speaking the language that may be more familiar to him than loving parental protective instincts:


911:”Tell him we understand- we need to get her date of birth.”

Misty: “what’s her date of birth?”

Ronald Cummings: “F her date of birth- we need to find her- f her date of birth.”

Even in the most vulnerable position of needing help from others, Ronald is hostile and uncooperative with the law. Why would he not cooperate with them? Is he simply running out of patience?

911: ” Ok Listen to me, I’m getting this information- I’m not the officer driving out there ok? - they are coming out there to handle that situation. I need to gather all the information from you over the phone…it has nothing to do with me driving out there…ok? They are coming out there…ok?”

Misty: “ok”

911: “ok, I’m going to stay on the phone with you ok? Until they get there…ok?”

Misty: “ok”

(backgroud noise)

911: “tell him we’ve got them coming, he’s got to calm down a little bit. The officers are going to come out there and do what they can. We can’t have him screaming and yelling at the officers whenever they get there ok?”

By now, the 911 Operator has already warned the officers that they have a violent man, likely high on drugs, and may need to protect themselves. Local responders may already be well familiar with Ronald Cummings.

Misty:” Uh huh…”

Ronald Cummings: “where is my f’ing phone…we’ve got better people to talk to then some mother f’ers who ain’t coming.”

"How you let my daughter get stole, bitch?"

Ronald has the wherewithall to remind Misty of her substatus of "bitch" and is able to still maintain control by fear over her, subordinating her with the common language of domestic violence.

To him, Misty let his daughter get "stole".

Why doesn't he think Haliegh just wandered off? Why "stole"? Why does he blame Misty now, but shortly after, would marry her?

On its whole, the 911 call's intent is to alert police of a missing child.

It is deceptive. It is not only deceptive, but it appears to be setting an alibi and possibly a staged emotional reaction from Ronald.

Ronald's rage may be indicative that he knew his drug dealing had brought trouble to his home; or it could be something worse; that he is actually staging his reaction, after coaching Misty on how to report this to police.

It appears from Misty's pauses that she was being coached by Ronald Cummings.

Why would he coach the person responsible for letting his daughter get "stole"?

Why would he marry her?

Why would he reveal to her that Texas Equasearch had someone speaking to Misty to help find Haleigh?

What motivated Ronald Cummings to protect Misty from revealing the truth about his daughter, who's own name appears so difficult for his lips to frame and say?


Apple said...

I know 3 is a liar's number. But is there something with 10? Bradley, Dipietro, Croslin- all last saw their kids at 10p?

John Mc Gowan said...

I was searching for the Audio of this call and came across this,i don't know if is been authenticated?

Haleigh - 911 call - (with clearer background voices)
Posted by gotcha Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 12:23 PM
Labels: Gotcha, Haleigh Cummings
8/17 - We thought maybe it was time to take another look at the clarified 911 call with the news of Misty hearing Haleigh scream the night of her disappearance. Let us know what you hear.

On Febuary 09,2009, Haleigh Cummings goes missing. She is 5 years old and lives with her father, Ronald Cummings, in a trailer. They live in Satsuma , Florida. Which is in Putnam county! She weighs 39 pounds and is 3 feet tall with brown eyes and blond hair. She was supposedly left in the care of her future step mother, Misty Croslin. After a day of school, playing with her cousins, eating dinner, something bad has happened. Haleigh is gone. Confusing facts and information are surrounding her story. Seems everyone lies or covering for each other. One thing is for sure Haleigh is missing and it smells rotten in Putnam county.

We have tried to clear up the background voices of the 911 call made by Misty Croslin, the night Haleigh disappeared. There are still parts of the call that have been eradicated. There is a 3rd unidentified voice in the background.

This is only the background voices heard: (Listen here)

.34 Misty: mumbles Hope

.36 Ron: she let my daughter get stolen in the middle of the night

1.15 Ron: you tell them they better come on now

1.36 Ron: unintelligible......Ron's voice

2:17 Ron: I don't care........(unintelligible)

2.47 Ron: how's it not all your fault

2.49 Ron: come on misty.......(unintelligible)

2.55 Ron: we got a reason for someone to be here now

3.35 Phone is hung up

4.34 Ron: how the fuck you let my daughter get stolen bitch

5.02 Ron:......I can't find my fucking gun, its not where it was, the mother fuckers took it

5.08 Ron: the mother fucking new lock busted sideways

5.19 Ron: they better mother fucking bring something man cause if I find the mother fuckers game then I don't give a fuck about prison, prison don't scare me

5.36 A different woman's voice is on the tape: yes, well that's my last name not hers, the name.....then it cuts off

5.45 Ron: well the mother fuckers are playing games I'm fucking going to kill somebody

5.50 Ron: the fucking date of birth we need to find her fuck the date of birth

6.23 Misty: what the fuck

6.25 woman's voice: ain't....problem cause of the dope

6:36 Ron: (unintelligible)........fuck with it.....(unintelligible)

6.49 woman's voice: a little baby....(unintelligible)

6.51 Ron: give me my fucking phone

John Mc Gowan said...



Statement Analysis Blog said...

Those responsible are in prison on drug charges.

Recall the diligent work on this case by journalists Simon and Jan Barrett.

Haleigh did not receive justice, and she is not forgotten.

John Mc Gowan said...

Ive found the audio.


John Mc Gowan said...

One last thing.While researching for the audio tape,i came across this website,it has hundreds of 911 audio calls,great for research.

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I have posted these particular recordings because they represent examples of critical or unusual calls, and provide excellent second-hand experience for a public safety dispatcher. In many cases, a 911 call here might be the only time you’ll ever encounter the situation being reported, such as an airline crash. Listen and learn!

I’ve tried to provide enough information so that you can Google names and agencies to obtain further information about the incidents.

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Anonymous said...

So the people involved went to prison for drugs...end of story....Haliegh has never been found ....cold case....nobody is doing anything especially LE ! So they got them on another charge...doesn't fix what happened to Haliegh !

rob said...

If they couldn't pin the death of Haliegh on any of them, I glad they got them on the drug charges. This whole crowd was in too deep for any one to tell on another. So they are all in jail. Good!
Debra and Jeremy's other sons should have been taken by CPS because of Debra's admitted getting drunk, with 3 children in the house. The 3 in JDip's home should have been arrested and the 2 other children taken to give someone incentive to talk.
Something has to be better than nothing.

Anonymous said...

Please help find Ayla
apple said: is there something with 10? Ten pm is the latest hour polite people telephone each other.

Anonymous said...

Putnam County investigators questioned Overstreet in April about the 5-year-old's disappearance in February 2009. Overstreet told reporters he did not know what happened to Haleigh.

"I can't say nothing about it," he said in April. "I want to say something, but I don't know what to say."

C5H11ONO said...

Misty Croslin: “Yes…oh my gosh….”

Wouldn't this be similar to invoking the name of God, which guilty 911 callers have a havit of doing?

Statement Analysis Blog said...

Calling on Deity, in any form, should be looked at, 911 calls, or any other forms of communication.

Statement Analysis Blog said...

This case was tragic in so many ways, and it even pitted professionals against one another.

I will never forget Jan's hope that she clung to. I disagreed with her, but admired her for holding on to it.

shayshay said...

I wush Simon & Jan still coveted this case, they kept it alive well after other media stopped the coverage. Simon was so intrigued when Peter first called with his analysis of the 911 call. Thanks Peter for this article, they may be in jail but she is still missing! It must have been really bad for none of them to crack by now.

shayshay said...

Sorry about the cell phone typos

shayshay said...

Hope is the name of Mistys cousin that also got busted woth her and Ron for sellibg the RX pills

shayshay said...

Peter what are your thoughts of why none if them have turned on each other for a shorter jail sentence ?

Anonymous said...

"Peter what are your thoughts of why none if them have turned on each other for a shorter jail sentence ?"

shayshay, I don't know Peter;s answer to your question, but I think it is because what happened to Haleigh is so perverted, horrific and shameful that the ones in prison for only dealing drugs consider themselves lucky.

I think none of them will ever talk.

Anonymous said...

I enjoy reading your blog but some of your conclusions are really out there. You talk about how a "normal" loving parent would re-act, well, Ronald Cummings does not fall into the category of the avg american parent. He is a red neck, trailer trashy, drug consuming, criminal type. His lifestyle is no doubt partly responsible for his daughters death but his re-action that night seems completely normal for someone like him.

Statement Analysis Blog said...


he was told his daughter went missing he stopped off at the local stop and rob and bought beer and peanuts.

is that normal for even him?